CASA Training Schedule

CASA of Ventura County offers several Initial Training Sessions for new volunteers each year, including evening only sessions, Saturday only sessions, morning classes, and a combination in-person and online training (Flex Training). Choose a session that works with your schedule. Email Janet[at] for more information.

Click on the schedule you're interested in to view the full calendar.

Becoming a CASA Volunteer

The summer CASA class of 2015 pose with Judge Tari L. Cody after she administered the Oath on August 10, 2015.

To be eligible to become a sworn officer of the Court, each CASA must successfully complete and pass thorough background checks, an interview, and approximately 40 hours of training and thereafter complete 12 hours of In-Service training annually. The curriculum has been created by National CASA and California CASA and covers such topics as: laws relating to child welfare and foster care, child development and family dynamics, child abuse and neglect and mandated reporting, effective advocacy, and other matters affecting juvenile dependency.